Two Injured as Another Truck Falls in Onitsha

In News 2019-10-21 16:41:10
Two Injured as Another Truck Falls in Onitsha
Two Injured as Another Truck Falls in Onitsha

By Kenechukwu Ofomah


Another disaster was today averted when a 911 truck carrying a 20-feet container early this morning collapsed on a car along along Obodoukwu junction axis of the Onitsha-Owerri Expressway.


Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the FRSC in Anambra State, Pascal Anigbo attributed it to bad road and said no life was lost.


According to him, two persons were injured in the incident and they have been taken to a nearby hospital.


When correspondent Kenechukwu Ofomah got to the scene, the acting Onitsha Unit Commander of the FRSC, Femi Komolafe was seen on ground with his team trying to put the situation in control.


Last week, about four persons died and properties worth millions of naira burnt as parts the popular Ochanja Market in Onitsha was burnt following a fallen truck carrying petrol.


The fire, which began at about 1 pm on Wednesday last week, was caused by a trailer loaded with petroleum product, which lost control at Upper Iweka, along Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, Onitsha and crashed inside a pavement in between the expressway.


Two days later, over 30 cars and houses were destroyed as another fire incident occurred at Bessoy bus stop axis of the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway. Crucially no death was recorded.


The tanker carrying PMS hit a parked "bulldozer" and fell, spilling its contents along the road and into the gutter.


It then flowed into Heritage Avenue, Omagba Phase Two, Onitsha where it wrecked major havoc.


One storey building was burnt. Also, about 10 flats in high rise building affected. A mechanic workshop and other business premises were burnt.


Additional reports by Ufuoma Egbamuno